RPMs for speech-dispatcher missing python code?

Hemant Goyal goyal.hemant at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 14:37:32 EDT 2008


Hi,

In continuation to my previous mail. I ve managed to upload the required RPM
packages online.

Please note they are still not *approved* packages.

http://www.nsitonline.in/hemant/stuff/speechd-rpm

The python package must be downloaded and installed separately.

Best,
Hemant

On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:52 PM, Hemant Goyal <goyal.hemant at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
>
>
> > Yesterday I finally got around to installing your ROMs on my XO.  I was
> > able got configure speech-dispatcher and get spd-say to work correctly, but
> > when I tried to run my test python program it bailed out on the import
> > speechd statement, saying speechd could not be found.
>
>
> Can I know which version of the RPM you are trying to use?
>
> Can you try :
>
> http://www.nsitonline.in/hemant/stuff/speechd-rpm/speech-dispatcher-0.6.6-5.fc7.src.rpm
>
> This is actually a src RPM package and you'll have to build the RPM for
> your machine using it. (I am unable to upload the RPM package at the moment)
>
> This resource will help you :
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-newbie-8/how-to-install-src.rpm-package-on-red-hat-linux-38928/
>
> This leads to two issues for me.  First, of course, is how to get the
> > python code installed on the XO.  Equally important, though, is how to write
> > my Activity so it can work as a text reader without speech on a laptop that
> > does not have speechd installed.  If I'm going to bail out just for having
> > "import speechd" in my app that may not be possible.  Or can I do a
> > conditional import, something like:
> >
> > if speechd file exists:
> >   import speechd
> >
> > If you have any ideas I'd like to hear them.
>
>
> Maybe you'd like to look at this link  :
> http://www.diveintopython.org/file_handling/index.html#d0e14344
>
> It discusses how to handle the ImportError exception raised when a python
> module that you're trying to import is not available.
>
> so you might have a block of code as follows:
>
> try:
>  import speechd
>
> except ImportError:
>  print "working without speech here"
>
> Best,
> Hemant
>
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